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At Birch Cooley
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Chapter XXXVII
p. 928

In the neighborhood of La Croix creek, or Birch Coolie, Peter Pereau, Frederick Clausen, Mr. Piguar, Andrew Bahlke, Henry Keartner, Charles Clausen and Mrs. William Vitt, and several others were killed. Mrs. Maria Frorip, an aged German woman, was wounded four different times with small shot, but escaped to the fort. The wife of Henry Keartner also escaped and reached the fort. The wife and child of a Mr. Cardenelle were taken prisoners, as were also the wife and child of Frederick Clausen. Carl Witt came into Fort Ridgely, but not until he had, with his own hands, buried his murdered wife and also a Mr. Piguar.

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